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Daily Mail – Great Britain

Terrifying moment baseball bat-wielding woman in Dewsbury charges after a driver

The alarming footage was caught on camera by painter and decorator Justin Littlewood, 26. He was travelling through Dewsbury town centre with his partner Sophie.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:52 am

You can ban rogue operators at the push of a button after Mail campaign exposes tactics 

Members of the public will be able to ban all charities from contacting them with begging calls. It follows the Mail’s investigation followed the suicide of poppy seller Olive Cooke, 92, from Bristol.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:24 am

Yes Minister genius Antony Jay dead at 86

The death of Sir Antony Jay on Tuesday, aged 86, robs us of the man who wrote the matchless Eighties political comedy series Yes, Minister, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:19 am

Scotland Yard officers used terror laws to illegally spy on a fellow detective

Andrea Brown, who was a police officer for 20 years, was spied on by Met Officers in Sutton after going on sick leave. They cited non-existent legislation to trace her whereabouts.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:14 am

Towns in Devon, Somerset and Wales have the best life expectancies

Hoping to live to a ripe old age? Move to Devon. The county is home to the district of Teignbridge which, according to a study of records spanning 170 years, has the longest life expectancy in the UK.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:14 am

Men WILL do most of the household chores… but in 50 years time

Research shows that although women still do most tasks in the house, men will take some over within nine years. However, women are unlikely to ever take over the traditional male roles.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:14 am

Four-year-girl able to swim for first time 2 days before she was killed by rare illness

Incredibly moving pictures of four-year-old Evelyn Nolan swimming with her family for the first time just two days before she died have been shared thanks to Southampton General Hospital.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:08 am

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC – Great Britain

Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 160

Thousands of rescuers search through the night for survivors of Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy as the death toll climbs to more than 160.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 3:42 am

Austrian tragedy

A year after 71 people suffocated in the back of an airless lorry on its way to Austria, Bethany Bell and Nick Thorpe retrace the journey and ask what went wrong.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:32 pm

Earthquake causes houses to crash down hillside in Italy village

In Pescara del Tronto, all the houses have collapsed so that the village no longer exists. Damian Grammaticas reports.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 10:43 pm

Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amatrice

At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 10:31 pm

IS conflict: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ‘take Jarablus’

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish forces and US air cover, say they have taken the Syrian town of Jarablus from jihadists of so-called Islamic State.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:22 pm

Ukraine military parade marks 25 years of independence

Ukraine is marking 25 years of independence from the Soviet Union with a huge military parade through Kiev, the celebrations are poignant amid current tensions with Russia.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 4:27 pm

Liberté, Egalité, Burkini?

Social media debates what the burkini ban says about French values.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 2:28 pm

NPR – United States

Colombian Government, FARC Reach Deal To End Hostilities

The accord, which is not yet finalized, aims to end one of the world’s longest-running armed conflicts. The announcement follows four years of talks between the government and the rebel group.

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:21 am

He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh’s new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It’s open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:46 pm

Despite Lessons From 2009 Quake, Buildings In Italy Remain Vulnerable

Earthquakes are common in central Italy. After the 2009 quake in L’Aquila, there were stricter building codes and recommendations for new construction. But many older buildings remain vulnerable.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Biden Attempts To Smooth Relations With Turkey After Coup Attempt

Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey Wednesday to deny that the U.S. was involved in a failed coup attempt last month. Turkey has also sent troops into Syria to fight ISIS with U.S. support.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Egyptian Woman Goes From Protests To Pizza After Crackdown

An Egyptian activist who once took to the streets to help topple a dictator now works organizing rural women in small business and pizza making. The country is too dangerous for political activism.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Police Respond To Attack At American University Of Aghanistan In Kabul

NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to reporter Jennifer Glasse who is based in Kabul about the attack on the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:29 pm

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mountainous Region Of Central Italy

A powerful earthquake struck the mountainous region of central Italy, killing scores and injuring many more. The temblor also destroyed historic mountain towns, whose residents fear their cultural heritage has been wiped out.

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 8:29 pm

The Jerusalem Post – Israel

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Voice of America – US Government

Social Media Crackdown: The New Normal for Africa?

Police in Burundi arrested eight people Saturday for allegedly circulating defamatory anti-government statements on social media.

The Burundi case is not unique. The list of African countries trying to cut or control social media keeps growing, particularly during elections or periods of unrest.

In Ethiopia, no stranger to restrictions on press freedom, authorities began periodically shutting down access to social media in the Oromia region in March as a response to ongoing protests….

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 4:00 am

Trump Introduces Brexit Leader at Campaign Rally

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brought out a special guest at a rally Wednesday night in Jackson, Mississippi — former British Independence Party chief Nigel Farage.

Farage was a leader of the so-called Brexit campaign, in which British voters chose to pull the country out of the European Union in a June referendum.

Trump was a strong supporter of Brexit, calling it Britain’s independence day. As he trotted Farage onto the stage in Jackson, Trump said it is time…

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 2:24 am

3 Taiwan Political Figures, Set to Speak at Forum, Denied Entry to Hong Kong

Beijing has barred three Taiwanese political figures from attending a forum in Hong Kong, according to event organizers.

Representatives of the CS Culture Foundation, a prominent Hong Kong-based organizer of cross-strait forums, said the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong announced Tuesday that three speakers would be denied entry to the city.

One of the scheduled speakers, Yang Wei-chung, a former spokesman for the Kuomintang party, said he was denied a visa at the last minute, even…

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:27 am

The American University of Afghanistan is Private, Not Government-Owned

The American University of Afghanistan is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education that was chartered in 2004.

It operates under the auspices of The Association of American International Colleges and Universities, founded by a group of college and university presidents with a desire to share information, to encourage collaboration and to share resources among schools with many issues in common.

The group boasts 26 member and associate member educational institutions…

Posted on 25 August 2016 @ 12:15 am

4 Iranian Vessels Sped Close to a US Ship, Navy Says

Four Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels sped close to a U.S. guided missile destroyer in international waters Tuesday in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.

The USS Nitze fired 10 warning flares and blew its whistles at the Iranian vessels but got no response.

The four boats came within 275 meters of the Nitze, forcing it to change course, even though oil rigs were dangerously nearby, to avoid a possible collision.

Tuesday’s…

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:47 pm

Agencies Seek Better Data on Violence Against Women in Asia-Pacific

Researcher Henriette Jansen was running a workshop in Southeast Asia on the best ways to survey women about domestic violence when one participant had an epiphany.

Interviewers in the participant’s country had questioned women on their experience of domestic violence while their husbands were present, and they found only 3 percent of women had ever suffered physical or sexual violence.

The figure was at odds with other surveys in the region showing that 15 percent to 68 percent of…

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:24 pm

Two Women Lynched, Set on Fire in Congo as Ethnic Tensions Flare

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.

The crowd in the town of Butembo, which is dominated by members of the Nande ethnic group, said the two ethnic Hutu women who were traveling by minibus in North Kivu province were militants, mayor Sikuli Uvasaka Makala told local…

Posted on 24 August 2016 @ 11:14 pm


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